Thursday, December 14, 2023


 Yes, the leaves are falling fast....this year, probably for the first time, I have noticed that the biggest leaves fall first.  I leave it to those much clever than me to make deductions based on this observation.

However I did not realise one of his reasons...just look at this picture of the Virginia Tulip Tree this autumn.....soon there will be leaves, leaves everywhere.

Fortunately Stephanie - la gardienne - is very pleased with the leaf blower and works it hard.  Imagine her surprise when I told of gardening advice I had heard from the BBC...Apparently one should NOT blow the leaves away for they are protecting the grass - and other things - from winter frosts.  The leaves become mulch.

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